The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week warned the public that ransomware attacks are on the rise for businesses and consumers alike.
“As cybercriminals become more cunning and sophisticated, we must become more vigilant about basic digital hygiene and protecting our data and... Read More »
A partisan coalition of House representatives on Monday introduced a bill to strengthen the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) presence overseas.
The Expanding DHS Overseas Passenger Security Screening and Vetting Operations Act would require the DHS to issue a comprehensive... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act, H.R. 4743, on Monday in an effort to strengthen the nation’s cyber defenses and keep critical infrastructure intact in the face of cyber threats.
The bill, authored by U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro... Read More »
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) called on Monday for an immediate surge in canine inspection units at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to help speed up long security lines at New York City airports.
“As the dog days of summer roll on in, airport security lines need to roll... Read More »
Congressional staff visited the campus of the National Defense University (NDU) on May 3 to participate in a wide array of lessons that demonstrated the complex nature of cyber defense operations.
The event was hosted by NDU, along with representative of U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER) and... Read More »
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Veterans EMT Support Act, H.R. 1818, by a vote of 415-1.
The legislation seeks to assist military medic veterans in effectively transitioning their military medical training into the civilian workforce while addressing the shortage of... Read More »
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) called upon Congress on Monday to pass emergency legislation funding the hiring of more than 6,000 new full-time screeners to alleviate long security lines at the nation’s airports.
“These additional TSOs will at least begin to address... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers stationed at the Port of San Luis last week arrested four people attempting to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine in separate incidents.
Officers referred a 25-year-old Mexican national for further inspection after a canine narcotics unit flagged... Read More »
Battelle is set to showcase its new anti-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) device, DroneDefender, along with other new technologies at the Sea Air Space Show from May 16-18.
DroneDefender is the first man-portable system to provide critical security protection against small UAS devices. The... Read More »
The U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Oversight Subcommittee held a hearing on Thursday to examine the alarming number of data breaches at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
The subcommittee heard from a variety of FDIC employees, including FDIC Chief... Read More »
U.S. House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) returned to the United States last week after visiting Egyptian leaders to discuss the growing presence of ISIS in the region and efforts to combat terrorist groups throughout North Africa.
“ISIS may be losing some ground... Read More »
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) introduced new legislation on Thursday that requires the administration to impose sanctions on hackers linked to the Iranian government.
The Iran Cyber Sanctions Act of 2016 requires the administration to take action on an April 2015 executive order that... Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents on Monday made arrests and seizures of illegal narcotics in three separate incidents.
The first incident began when camera operators noticed a suspicious vehicle traveling north on a Forest Service road outside of Sonoita, Arizona. After... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on Monday agreed to sponsor a new point-of-care anthrax diagnostic test.
The 18-month, $2.5 million agreement is through ASPR’s Biomedical Advanced Research and... Read More »
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a sponsored study on Tuesday that found that up to 99 percent of chemical contamination can be removed by carefully removing clothes and wiping skin with a paper towel or dry wipe.
The study was sponsored by HHS’s Office of the... Read More »